Over the course of five decades, the author has not gone more than a couple years without a four-legged sidekick. Nicky, Señorita, and then Ms. Beagles, (1960 – 1991). After sea duty – I served in the Navy 25 years- my pack regrouped with Happy, Sydney, Nubby (my late mum’s dog) (1995 -2010) and presently, Dexter; add now Comet. And in dog-friendly San Diego, who can possibly cope with the madness here, except by long walks with furry friends.
There was a time, when my late mother, who preferred living alone, would get calls from Social Services. “Do you eat alone?” And her response invariably was “No. Tanya, Fergus, Max dine with me.” You see, when you have dogs you never are alone nor can be bored. I also find myself preferring animals to the drama that my fellow humans seem afflicted.
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